Skip to main content

About your Search

20121101
20121130
Search Results 0 to 16 of about 17
's relations with south korea are expected to strengthen. >>> north korean leader kim jong-un has sent a congratulatory telegram to xi jinping. north korea's state-run media quoted the telegram as saying xi's election to the post is an indication of the people's trust and expectations at a time when socialism is entering a new stage. the telegram said that kim believes the friendly ties between china and north korea will become stronger, as desired by the people of both countries. china is north korea's biggest ally. the economic ties between the two countries, including trade and investment, have strengthened in recent years. north korea wants to rebuild its economy with china's cooperation. attention is focused on when kim will visit china for talks with the new leaders. >>> three israelis have been killed after a rocket fired from gaza hit a building in the south of the country. they're the first casualties there since israel's military carried out an air strike that killed the hamas military commander ahmed jabari. a rocket fired by hamas and palestinian militants hit a residential
to the israeli foreign prime minister and prime minister netanyahu. i think all of these diplomats, the u.n. secretary-general, the french prime minister, these are only complementing the problem for those who have the situation with both sides. everyone here looks to the eu or the u.n. to broker a cease- fire. >> in cairo, the egyptian capital, and u.s. secretary general ban ki mon is arrived in cairo. >> basically said the negotiations are dangers between hamas in israel but they're still going on. he said there is hope that date would be successfully completed. this still has a difficult path ahead of them. it seems that both of them are still far away from each other. basically, hamas once a ceasefire and an opening of the gaza strip. israel is demanding a cease-fire and a tightening of the control of the gaza strip in order to have less weapons coming through. ban ki moon is coming to -- to try to help them and close this gap. president morsi and others will be moving on. >> we saw the press conference by the exiled hamas leader. do you think it has poured a bit of cold water on to the
of talks. >>> a u.n. human rights expert says the japanese government should do more to protect the health of people affected by the fukushima nuclear accident. u.n. special rapporteur anand grover spent ten days in the disaster-stricken northeast. he was examining whether the health needs of people are properly met. grover criticized the japanese government for its inadequate response to the crisis, including failing to disclose enough data on the spread of radioactive substances immediately after the accident. he said decisions on decontamination and other measures did not take into account the needs of socially disadvantaged groups. grover says they include pregnant women, children, and the elderly. he added that he will urge the japanese government to improve the situation along with submitting what he found. a final report will be given to the u.n. council in june next year. >>> bank of japan governor masaaki shirakawa has defended the central bank's monetary easing policy. he says the boj has pumped some of the largest amounts of money among industrialized countries into the economy.
. at the u.n. general assembly, the philippine government sought support for its position. >> translator: we believe in mediation and other forms of third-party dispute settlement, including judicial settlement. >> reporter: the philippines started preparing to bring its case to the international tribunal for the law of the sea. but it failed to win international support. the plan risked further provoking china. the philippine government is not proceeding with it for now. strained relations have started to hurt the philippine economy, so the government is trying to mend fences with china. >> undergoing a transition where hopefully there will be less nationalistic pressures. >> reporter: china has also softened its position. vice foreign minister in charge of asian affairs fu ying visited manila last month. she delivered to aquino a message from president hu jintao that said china values friendly bilateral relations. an expert says china's strained relations with japan over the senkaku islands in the east china sea is behind the apparent shift in its stance towards the philippines. >> there a
without putting up any resistance. >> we feel absolutely cheated. >> the remaining u.n. forces meant to protect the civilian population of from reprisal. most other european personnel have already left. they're fleeing and the fighting in the thousands. many have gone east crossing the border into neighboring rwanda. the u.n. and because of the government say rwanda is supporting the rebels. the president is reportedly traveling to you ... for preventing tensions and all-out war. >> for more, we are joined by our correspondent in rwanda. what is the situation right there on the border? >> in goma, it remains, because the fighting is over at least for the moment. it is quiet in the city. there was heavy fighting for three days. many slept under their beds for three nights and explosions occurred just 50 meters away from some homes. they are looking poor to some quiet and peace. and the other side of the border, in rwanda, the refugees are coming in the thousands. >> the u.s. as the peacekeepers will remain to protect civilians. is the u.s. capable of doing it? >> that is a? for sure.
, a video emerges of what appears to be opposition fighters executing government soldiers. >> the un says that if the video is authenticated, the action would constitute a war crime. >> as their prisoners cower in terror, rebels celebrate. this video is said to of been recorded in northwestern syria. government forces and rebels have been fighting there for weeks. on thursday, rebels stormed several army checkpoints. they appear to have captured these government soldiers. in the video, rebels yell, "you are assad's dogs" at their captives, and then they prayed. after that, they fired round after round, killing at least 10 of those prisoners. the united nations is trying to verify the video and says the killings probably constituted a war crime and those responsible should be punished. >> it looks very likely that this is a war crime, another one. unfortunately, this could be the latest in a stream of documented executions by opposition as well as government forces and its affiliated with them. >> there's been heavy fighting with government planes bombing rebel positions near the turkish b
. >> reporter: russia and china have repeatedly vetoed u.n. security council resolutions on imposing sanctions against syria. without their support, the international efforts can only put limited pressure on president assad. diplomats here are still hoping their efforts will help in some part to end the conflict in syria. however, after 20 months of violence, they've learned getting peace will take time. akira saheki, nhk world, tokyo. >>> satellite images show north korea could be preparing to launch another rocket. researchers at johns hopkins university in the united states say they have observed the first two stages of what appears to be a long-range missile. these images of the launch site in tongchang-ri on the west coast of north korea were captured on monday. researchers say they show trailers carrying the first two stages of a three-stage rocket. they say north korean officials seem to be conducting final checks. the orientation of a crane on the site was also different from three days earlier. equipment that could be used to record the launch, including cameras and antennas, was also
term. hamas representatives want israel to end its economic blockade of gaza. the u.n. security council has still not agreed on a statement proposed by the arab league calling on both sides for an immediate cease-fire. u.s. ambassador susan rice spoke after a closed-door meeting, saying the security council must not do anything that could undermine egypt's mediation efforts. russian ambassador vitaly churkin offered a veiled criticism of the united states. >> some members -- one member of the security council, i'm sure you can guess which, indicated sort of quite transparently that they will not be prepared to go along with any reaction of the security council. >> u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon spoke after meeting in cairo with his counterpart on the arab league, nabil al arabi. >> my message is clear -- both sides must halt firing immediately. further escalating the situation will put the entire region at risk. >> ban will again call for a cease-fire when he visits israel. >>> three major countries in asia -- japan, china, and south korea -- have agreed to start talks for a free-tr
to build a new amusement park. kim jong-un took an active part in july. the government is squandering preciously needed funds. they say many north koreans are still going hungry. the $330 million could have bought 1.1 million tons of corn, enough to feed everyone in the country for three to four months. >>> meanwhile, there's growing speculation that a younger kim is under way. by the look of things, she's pregnant. state-run television krt aired this footage tuesday of kim and his wife. they were attending a concert. the first lady is wearing a long beige coat. her belly appears a little larger than the last time she was shown in public. that was in early september. the photos are not the only reason for the pregnancy rumors. officials have just announced that mother's day will be added to the official calendar this month. >>> next, "in depth." the southern philippines has been a hot bed of conflict for decades. muslim separatists have waged war against the central government, but there are signs of a possible resolution. the two sides agreed last month to create an autonomous govern
public to see military strikes against iranian facilities, but in this case, it was provided that the u.n. had authorized a strike, that it was therefore in effect a multilateral effort. similarly on north korea, americans, even though they clearly see the north korean nuclear program as a threat and nuclear weapons as a threat to the united states and to the international community, they prefer diplomacy, they are willing to see korean ships stopped and searched for nuclear materials or arms. of course that would have to involve military force of some kind, presumably. when you come, particularly, and this is always the diving line, when you come to the use of ground troops, putting significant numbers of american troops in the line of fire, that's where americans' support, public support, really drops. they also, as i've mentioned, want to act militarily, when necessary, in multilateral contexts and we posed this question and asked them and they had to choose one of these methods and only 25 percent said they thought it was good for the united states to act alone militarily. similarly i
, the government asked the united nations for help, and the un is currently investigating the possibility of an african-led force made up of 3000 soldiers from neighboring countries to battle the islamists. >> we are joined now by a representative with the german institute for international and security affairs who specializes in north africa. what's your opinion about all of this? what are the chances of an international intervention? >> there is by now broad international and regional support for an intervention that would involve some form of african combat mission, including in northern mali. it looks likely it will happen within the next few months. what it will look like is unclear at the moment because some very important questions are yet to be answered, such as which countries will send troops and who will actually finance the operation. it looks most likely that it will be the european union. >> do you see any possibility of a negotiated solution to this dispute? can you even get the no. factions to the table right now? >> and exclusively negotiated solution, i do not think so.
. if you ask the u.n., they will say the civilians are being killed and there still at or being traced. the highest levels they have been in the past decade. we have spent a lot of time training here and they're suffering very high casualties. a great number of people have had to left their homes to escape the violence. a lot of people would say that it is not safe. the reason the defense ministers are saying a thing like this, not only the defense german mustard, is because they have to define over the next few years how they want to withdraw their forces in what is an increasingly unpopular war. you have to decide by saying progress is being made. these are all off and more on the political situation more than the situation on the ground in afghanistan. >> these stories are making news around the world. the israel military has fired shots across the border into syria using a syrian artillery battery. the attack came after they attacked gollum heights. israel says they will respond severely to any further provocation. >> syrian fighter jets have bombed the rebel-held city close to the
of north korea. one is the new regime of kim jong-un, was just one years old, needed to improve living conditions of the people. to that end, they wanted -- they may have wanted to have better relations with japan. that's one reason. the second reason for north korea diplomatically, the united states is a most important country. they would like to have relations, encounters with the united states in order to fave way to that end, they wanted to have good relations with japan as a precursor. >> what are the prospects for improvement in relations between pyongyang and tokyo? there are so many issues that need to be solved between the two countries. >> yes, there are so many. among them, most did i feel, important ones, there are three. one is abduction issues. number two, not in the order of the priority, two is missile testing and nuclear problems. the third one, economic cooperation. those are three difficult issues and barriers. it's not so easy to solve those issues at once. perhaps it needs time and endurance, efforts on both sides. out of them, perhaps most thorny or sensitive issu
involving egypt, the united states and the u.n. business owners at a gaza market dusted off their shops in preparation for reopening. >> translator: the cease-fire will bring life back to normal and i thank god. >> translator: i don't have faith in israel. it could ignore the cease-fire. >> israeli military spokespersons say several rockets from gaza landed on their side of the border immediately after the truce took effect, but they say no more have come since then. some smaller palestinian militant groups didn't agree to the cease-fire, so they could theoretically continue sporadic attacks from gaza. hamas and israel promised in the cease-fire agreement to end all hostilities, including rocket attacks in the targeting of individuals. israeli officials pledged to open border crossings and allow the free movement of people and goods. the conflict between israeli troops and hamas fighters began wednesday of last week. days of air strikes and rocket fire killed more than 160 palestinians and 5 israelis. >>> the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is used to defending her country's forei
come back in the next bulletin, we will have more at the palestinian vote at the u.n. in new york. join us for that. >> our correspondent is standing by at the united nations. we will have the very latest. stay with us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
to follow a u.n. security council ban on launches involving ballistic technology. >>> the people who wont to be south korea's next president are mapping out their strategies in the lead-up to voting day. official campaigning is now under way. and so for the next three weeks candidates will be crisscrossing the country to sell their message. park geun hye of the ruling saenuri party is one of the front-runners. she visited a national cemetery in seoul where she paid respects to those who died in the korean war and other continflicconflic. park expressed her determination to become the country's first female president. >> translator: south korea has to choose whether it wants to move forward with a prepared future or go back to the past which is marked with failure. we are now standing at a crucial crossroads. >> park also said she will promise to build a nation where everyone can lead a happy life. she's locked in a tight race with moon jae-in of the opposition democratic united party. he spoke in the second largest city of busan near his hometown. >> translator: i promise to become the fi
is demanding that iran allow u.n. inspectors access to the country's military facility in the outskirts of tehran to verify the weapons development program. since january this year the iaea has had six meetings with iran's government to discuss verification methods. diplomatic sources say the agency's mission is likely to be led by the chief nuclear inspector deputy inspector general. the iaea is asking iran to allow it multiple access to the facility but the iranians insist that on-site inspection is allowed only once. it's unclear whether the upcoming talks can narrow the differences between the two sides. >>> tdebris from the tsunami tht hit japan last year is going across the pacific. much could wash ashore in north america next month. an estimates 1.5 million tons of wreckage is floating towards the united states and canada. scientist at kyoto university are analyzing the debris movements. they say 33,000 tons of material may wash ashore in north america by june. they say fishing boats, bowuoys and other items could be in in the philippines by february. they have given the predicti
Search Results 0 to 16 of about 17